04/14/12 190 W, 1 I - + 2 - 3 Four Alarms in Salisbury on Friday

FireNews.net has posted a story about yesterday's four-alarm fire at a funeral home at 515 S. Main Street, along with a link to more detailed coverage in the Salisbury Post. Here are a few more details, from Carolinas Fire Page and other coverage: One-story structure, 80 by 180 feet. Offensive operations to start, switched to defensive. Four ladders flowing at the height of the fire. Main Street was closed through area, with former Salvation Army parking lot across the street used for staging. Crews continued flowing water through the night. WCNC reporting 17 (!) different fire departments. Google for more news links.

First alarm: Salisbury Quint 1, Quint 2, Quint 3, Quint 4, Engine 1, S1, Squad 1. Second alarm: Cleveland FD, Granite Quarry FD, South Salisbury FD. Third alarm: Franklin FD, Miller's Ferry FD, Locke FD, Ellis FD. Fourth alarm (about an hour into incident): Landis FD, Faith FD. Fourth alarm companies later released for coverage. Also Spencer FD. Special calls for fuel truck and USAR assignment from Charlotte FD, special called to help assess structure. Two bodies in caskets were still in side. That's a 45-minute run for CFD.

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